August 27, 2010 – Hyperlocal News in Your Neighborhood. is an application that wants to tell you what’s going on in your neighborhood right now. Billed as a “hyperlocal” news site, scours newspapers, magazines, blogs, and discussion boards and delivers up-to-the-minute news about what’s going on in more than 57,000 neighborhoods across the United States. Users can search for stories by neighborhood or subject, and get updates on their favorite items delivered to them instantly via a continually updated RSS feed.

To check out the stories that matter to you most, type your city, neighborhood, or street address into the search box on the homepage. You’ll be taken to a list of articles that have to do with the place you live—a breaking news alert about a crime that happened nearby, a feature story about a street fair that’s taking place on your block, and an opinion piece debating the merits of your local city council representative could also be included in the comprehensive listing of articles having to do with your community. To get more specific headlines, search for a topic like food, politics, or art from within your selected location. When you spot an article that looks interesting on the list, just click on the headline and you’ll be directed to the specific news source that originally published the article.

Unlike your local newspaper, doesn’t limit you to the views of one publication. Instead, the application offers opposing viewpoints from across the web about local issues going on in your neighborhood. The application can even clear out your RSS feed clutter, by providing you with a single feed that can supply you with all the latest news about your neighborhood or street. For news junkies looking for a way to simplify their lives, has created an easy way to get access to all the news about a local area without having to read about what’s going on in other towns nearby.

Practical Uses:

  • Be the first to know when a crime happens on your block
  • Get alerts about breakings news in your local government
  • Keep track of the community events going on in your neighborhood
  • Save time by not reading traffic reports for any freeway you don’t drive on

Insider Tips:

  • Search for specific topics within your pre-selected neighborhood
  • Use to get Twitter messages when breaking news happens within 1,000 feet of your address
  • Bloggers can register with to have their posts show up on the site
  • Email the editors to ask that they add your neighborhood to the list of places they cover, if it isn’t included at the current time

What we liked:

  • No need to sign up for an account to use
  • RSS feeds are available for any neighborhood, or any topic
  • Links take you directly to the source where the original article was published
  • Bloggers can use to help increase their site’s visibility

What we didn’t like:

  • A number of features, such as email news alerts and neighbor pages, have recently been suspended


Company Info:

  • Launched: October 2006
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Brooklyn, New York
  • Founded by: Steven Johnson and John Geraci
  • Web site:


  • Free

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